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Use this guide to replace the Force Touch gasket in your Apple Watch Series 2. This guide shows the procedure while leaving the display connected. If you prefer to disconnect the display or are replacing the display anyway, please refer to this guide and replace the Force Touch gasket after removing the display.

  1. Prepare an iOpener, and heat the display to soften the adhesive securing it in place.
  2. Always keep your fingers completely clear of the knife. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this might cause the knife to slip and cut you, or damage the watch. Place the edge of a curved blade into the thin gap between the display and the outer case.  Start at the short side of the display, closest to the digital crown. Insert only the thin edge of the blade into the gap, and then tilt the blade towards you to widen the gap and lift the display slightly open.
    • Always keep your fingers completely clear of the knife. Be careful not to apply too much pressure, as this might cause the knife to slip and cut you, or damage the watch.

    • Place the edge of a curved blade into the thin gap between the display and the outer case. Start at the short side of the display, closest to the digital crown.

    • Insert only the thin edge of the blade into the gap, and then tilt the blade towards you to widen the gap and lift the display slightly open.

    • Do not insert the knife more than 1/16th of an inch (~2 mm).

  3. Once a small gap has been created with the curved blade, remove the blade and insert the thinner edge of an opening tool into the gap. Push the opening tool into the gap, using your thumb as a pivot to lift the display open a bit farther.
    • Once a small gap has been created with the curved blade, remove the blade and insert the thinner edge of an opening tool into the gap.

    • Push the opening tool into the gap, using your thumb as a pivot to lift the display open a bit farther.

    • Do not try to open the display all the way. The Force Touch gasket may stick to either the display or body, and will tear if forced.

  4. Insert an opening pick under the display and carefully separate the Force Touch gasket from the display. Make sure you get right underneath the display. If the the Force Touch gasket splits when lifting the display, or if you separate the gasket layers, you'll also need to replace the Force Touch gasket itself. Slide the pick around the display to separate the adhesive between the Force Touch gasket and the display.
    • Insert an opening pick under the display and carefully separate the Force Touch gasket from the display.

    • Make sure you get right underneath the display. If the the Force Touch gasket splits when lifting the display, or if you separate the gasket layers, you'll also need to replace the Force Touch gasket itself.

    • Slide the pick around the display to separate the adhesive between the Force Touch gasket and the display.

    • Don't insert the opening pick deeper than 1/16th of an inch (~2 mm).

  5. To avoid straining the display cables, don't open the display all the way yet. Open the display to about a 45° angle, and use tweezers to peel off the adhesive between the display and the Force Touch gasket. Thread the adhesive around and behind the display cables to get it off completely, and press the gasket down to re-adhere to the case.
    • To avoid straining the display cables, don't open the display all the way yet.

    • Open the display to about a 45° angle, and use tweezers to peel off the adhesive between the display and the Force Touch gasket.

    • Thread the adhesive around and behind the display cables to get it off completely, and press the gasket down to re-adhere to the case.

    • If the Force Touch gasket itself comes loose and won't stick back down, you should replace both the adhesive underneath the gasket and between the gasket and the display.

  6. Remove the Tri-point #000 screw securing the metal battery connector cover. Use a pair of tweezers to remove the cover.
    • Remove the Tri-point #000 screw securing the metal battery connector cover.

    • Use a pair of tweezers to remove the cover.

  7. Disconnect the battery by prying its connector straight up with the edge of a spudger. Bend the connector up slightly to make sure it does not make contact by accident.
    • Disconnect the battery by prying its connector straight up with the edge of a spudger.

    • Bend the connector up slightly to make sure it does not make contact by accident.

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  9. Use the tip of spudger to disconnect the force touch gasket by prying it straight up from the outside edge. The connector you unplug actually leads to the motherboard. The socket underneath that connector lies on the Force Touch gasket itself.
    • Use the tip of spudger to disconnect the force touch gasket by prying it straight up from the outside edge.

    • The connector you unplug actually leads to the motherboard. The socket underneath that connector lies on the Force Touch gasket itself.

  10. Lift up the connector plate of the Force Touch gasket. Push the tip of a spudger underneath the gasket to separate the glue underneath. Separate the glue all around the perimeter of the watch except the edge where the display cables lie, to avoid ripping them by accident.
    • Lift up the connector plate of the Force Touch gasket.

    • Push the tip of a spudger underneath the gasket to separate the glue underneath.

    • Separate the glue all around the perimeter of the watch except the edge where the display cables lie, to avoid ripping them by accident.

  11. Carefully pull the Force Touch gasket over and around the display. Flip the display almost shut so that you can safely peel the Force Touch gasket from the remaining edge. Remove the Force Touch gasket.
    • Carefully pull the Force Touch gasket over and around the display.

    • Flip the display almost shut so that you can safely peel the Force Touch gasket from the remaining edge.

    • Remove the Force Touch gasket.

    • Apply a little bit of isopropyl alcohol (>90%) to a Q-tip or use a cleaning pad to gently remove any remaining adhesive from the former force touch gasket.

    • To remove the adhesive on the side under the display cables, hold the display nearly closed and pull it gently away from the edge while you clean it.

  12. Flip the watch upside-down so the display lays flat while slightly lifting up the case. Carefully remove any remaining adhesive from the back of the display.
    • Flip the watch upside-down so the display lays flat while slightly lifting up the case.

    • Carefully remove any remaining adhesive from the back of the display.

  13. Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove the protective film from the bottom of your new Force Touch gasket.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to carefully remove the protective film from the bottom of your new Force Touch gasket.

  14. Hold the Force Touch gasket diagonally to thread it over the display. Slightly tilt the display forward so you can align the Force Touch gasket with the frame. Starting on the corner opposite the Force Touch gasket connector, set the gasket onto the frame, and press it down.
    • Hold the Force Touch gasket diagonally to thread it over the display.

    • Slightly tilt the display forward so you can align the Force Touch gasket with the frame.

    • Starting on the corner opposite the Force Touch gasket connector, set the gasket onto the frame, and press it down.

  15. Use a spudger to fold the connector plate of the Force Touch gasket down into its recess. Reconnect the flex cable by pressing it down gently with a spudger.
    • Use a spudger to fold the connector plate of the Force Touch gasket down into its recess.

    • Reconnect the flex cable by pressing it down gently with a spudger.

  16. Use the point of a spudger to bend the battery connector back into its original position. Gently press down to reconnect the battery flex cable.
    • Use the point of a spudger to bend the battery connector back into its original position.

    • Gently press down to reconnect the battery flex cable.

  17. Use a pair of tweezers to place the metal plate covering the battery connector back in its original position. Install the Tri-point #000 screw.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to place the metal plate covering the battery connector back in its original position.

    • Install the Tri-point #000 screw.

    • At this point you might want to turn on the watch and check if everything is working, before sealing it shut.

  18. Use a pair of tweezers to gently remove the protective film on top of the Force Touch gasket.
    • Use a pair of tweezers to gently remove the protective film on top of the Force Touch gasket.

  19. Align the display and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.
    • Align the display and press it down firmly onto the adhesive.

    • To further improve the adhesive bond, you can use an iOpener to warm up the display and then press it down again for about a minute.

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